Are the Romneys Lying About Their Dog’s Infamous Roof Ride?

mitt romney dog Are the Romneys Lying About Their Dogs Infamous Roof Ride?
Mitt Romney petting a dog (not Seamus) during a campaign stop in 2008. (Photo: Getty)

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC News last night, Mitt and Ann Romney addressed one of the more persistent topics of this presidential campaign—the infamous 1983 road trip when they strapped their dog, Seamus, to the roof of the family car. Ms. Romney told Ms. Sawyer the Irish Setter “loved” riding on top of the car, but The Politicker has uncovered new information indicating the Romneys may not have been honest about the canine controversy.

Back in January, a tipster told us that one of the Romney sons said that rather than spending the rest of his days in California, as the family has claimed, Seamus actually ran away after the rooftop road trip.

Ms. Romney has previously said that, following the trip, the dog lived to a “ripe old age” in California, with Mr. Romney’s older sister, Jane. However, Jane Romney’s ex-husband, Bruce H. Robinson, told us that can’t be true.

“That’s not correct,” Mr. Robinson said of Ann Romney’s explanation of what happened to Seamus.

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